Hosting an office party for the holidays does not come without much forethought. That is because when you do take the time to really think about it, you are allowing a lot of people to engage with one another socially. While that should always be something to celebrate, it may cause some trouble. The reason for this is because there may be some people who have tension with one another. Additionally, if you have a mature holiday party where everyone is going to drink a bit of alcohol, that can cause some trouble.
First thing first you should remind everyone some general rules. They should not invite more people than allowed. For instance, if you are hosting a holiday party and allow people to bring a significant other or at least 1 guest then ensure that this rule is enforced. You do not want an office party to get out of hand and to allow a lot of people to find their way into your party. You can do this by having someone check the door, or by saying that it is against policy and that anyone who violates this policy will be penalized.
Another factor to consider is allergies. Is anyone allergic to anything? Take a survey and ask via email to get a sense of what people say. It’s a good idea to know if anyone is allergic to anything so that you can prevent someone from being hurt. Label all food and if possible list any ingredients that may cause someone harm. By doing this you will help to ensure that you do not allow anyone from eating food that may cause them harm, which in the long run can work to help establish a smooth night.
Another thing to consider is to set a time limit for the party. Let everyone know that the party will expire at a certain time. By doing this you will help to prevent people from trying to stay later than they should. Also, you will allow everyone that is in attendance to plan their night accordingly. You want to be as open as possible about everything that is going on at the party. By doing this everyone should have a good idea about when to show up and how to go about eating and enjoying themselves throughout the entire evening.
With all of the tips you have received you should now know what it takes to have a smooth holiday party. These tips can help create a pleasant atmosphere, but they cannot ensure that the night will go on without any difficulty. Have faith that everyone you work with will be respectful and provide you with a great evening. There are a lot of people who want to take the time to build lasting memories. So consider hiring a photographer or a Photo Booth. Taking pictures can help you all build memories that will last a lifetime, which will be moments you can all reflect on for many years ahead.
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